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“Letter to a Friend”: Verses 35-42

07 Manjushri Retreat 2019: Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend

  • Spouses to avoid and to keep
  • Moderation in food and sleep
  • Four immeasurables
  • Four dyanas
  • Five kinds of deeds determined by constancy, zeal, lack of counteragent, perfect fields

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.